Epic is certified to support data exchange using Kanta Services, which is the implementation of the Act on Electronic Prescriptions and the Act on the Electronic Processing of Client Data in Social and Health Care Services.
More specifically, Epic is certified to support sending documents to and requesting documents from eArchive, a centralized patient data repository for patient health and social care data.Epic is also certified to support sending electronic medication orders and refill requests to and receiving them from the Prescription Center, Finland’s national prescription database.
The following interfaces support exchanging messages between Finland organizations and eArchive and the Prescription Center.
Outgoing Newborn Personal Identity Code Request and Response
The Outgoing Newborn Personal Identity Code Request interface sends notifications of patient birth to the Population Register Centre (VRK) in Finland. The Incoming Newborn Personal Identity Code Response interface receives the response message from VRK that contains the HETU for the newborn and assigns the HETU to the patient in Epic.
Outgoing Death Notification
The Outgoing Death Notification interface sends notifications of patient death to the Population Register Centre in Finland.
Outgoing Demographics Query
The Outgoing Patient Demographics Query and Incoming Response interface queries the Population Register Centre (VRK) in Finland for a patient’s demographics or the patient’s HETU.
This pair of interfaces sends and receives referral and consultation requests, along with triage details and care summaries regarding those referrals. These messages are structured according to the HL7-Finland PikaXML standard.
Outgoing Provider Credential Update
This XML interface queries the Terhikki provider database to determine whether a provider has specific rights and restrictions. The rights and restrictions associated with a provider are used to determine which functionality in Epic the provider has access to.
Outgoing eRx Services Request and Response
Kanta stores the active and historical medication list for every patient receiving care in Finland. This HL7 V3 interface communicates with the prescription center any time a user makes changes to a patient’s prescriptions, as well as when a user needs to reconcile a patient’s existing prescriptions into Epic.
Outgoing eArchive Documents and Query
This XML interface queries the Kanta eArchive system for document metadata and content. It also sends new and updated documents to Kanta eArchive.
Outgoing Social Care Document Query
This XML interface queries the Kanta Social Care system for document metadata and content.